Think National Parks are only for summer vacation?
In fact, some National Parks are amazing to visit not only all year round but especially in the winter. That’s what we’re going to cover in this post.
So, if you love being outdoors in the winter, beautiful nature, and frolicking in the snow, you’re in luck, this list of best National Parks to visit in the winter is right up your alley.
Pack those snowshoes, and let’s go!
Did you know that Biloxi, Mississippi is home to some of the best beachfront real estate in America? No?
Well, you’re in for a treat. In this post, we’re going to highlight why Biloxi is such a great destination and what you can see and do on your trip there.
Ready to get started? Let’s go.
When a place is on the shortlist to become the next National Park you know it has to be pretty good. Well, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has the honor of that designation. It’s pretty easy to see why this National Lakeshore is so popular with visitors and residents alike.
First, is it’s location. Unlike most National Parks, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is easily accessible from a major city. It’s only about 40 miles from downtown Chicago. So it’s no wonder this park sees over 1.7 million visitors each year.
Now, beyond being easy to get to, there are a lot of other reasons why Indiana Dunes is a great spot to visit. In this post, we’ll cover a few of the reasons why.
The idea of taking road trips often invokes images of coastal highways or mountain passes. After all, these are areas where interesting landscape and natural beauty can really shine.
But, that doesn’t mean they are the best or only places across the country you can (and should) drive. In fact, there are dozens of incredible trips that go through states that don’t get mentioned very often.
Well, with this post, we hope to change that and highlight one area of the country everyone should see.
South Carolina is known for its beaches. Part of the reason why they are so popular is due to barrier islands. This small chain of islands, called the Sea Islands, covers about half the coastline of South Carolina and stretches into Georgia and Florida too.
These Sea Islands have been inhabited for hundreds of years, first by the native peoples of the Edisto tribe and later on by settlers and their slaves in plantations. This area of the country also saw heavy fighting during the Civil War in the 1860s.
To say Edisto Island and the other Sea Islands are home to a lot of history is an understatement to be sure!
Today, Edisto Island is a trendy tourist destination for both native South Carolinians and visitors from all over the world.
Now that you know the history of the island, we’ll cover our best tips for making the most of your time here.
When you think of New York, the bright lights and skyscrapers of the Big Apple come to mind. But, there is plenty of natural beauty in and around New York State.
One of the best ways to explore this is via road trip. You can start with the Taconic State Parkway. This parkway runs just over 100 miles from Westchester County (one of the most populated suburbs of New York City) to Chatham. This is not far south from Albany and intersects with Interstate 90 just past the Massachusetts border.
This route is frequently taken by people who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. In just under 2 hours driving time, you can be driving along the woods, valleys, lakes, and mountains of beautiful Upstate New York.
In this post, we want to highlight some of the great sightseeing on the Taconic State Parkway. If you love a road trip or are just looking for a quick day trip from New York City, Albany, or Western Massachusetts, this is the perfect place to start.
Tons of cities across the country often get overlooked as destinations. Unfortunately, Omaha, Nebraska is one of them.
Here’s the truth. Omaha is a vibrant city with plenty of culture, entertainment, food, and things to do that would keep anyone occupied for a great vacation. If all of those things sound like what you’d like to enjoy on your next road trip, well, head your car to Omaha!
In this quick guide to Omaha, we’ll give you an overview of everything you need to know.
Covering almost 2,000 miles through 15 states, Interstate 95 is the most used highway system in America.
And while this one road goes through some of the biggest cities in the United States and touches a huge portion of the population, it gets decidedly rural in its last two states: New Hampshire and Maine.
But that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to do and see for anyone who is taking an I-95 road trip. In fact, both Maine and New Hampshire offer all types of scenery, events, and activities for the entire family.
In this post, we’ll cover some of our favorite spots along I-95 in New Hampshire and Maine. So buckle in and get ready!
If you live on the East Coast, chances are you are well aware of Interstate 95.
I-95 is the longest North-South highway in the United States, stretching almost 2,000 miles. It runs through 15 states and connects the most densely populated parts of the country. You’ll find 95 running from the beaches of Miami to the Canadian border in Maine.
And while it might just seem like another highway, there are plenty of things to do and see along the way.
In this post, we want to highlight three areas in particular: Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. You’ll find many great attractions that aren’t too far removed from I-95, making them the perfect place to take a small detour along your road trip.
Ready to get started?
In 1838, over 16,000 people of the Cherokee Nation were forced by the US Government to leave their ancestral homes in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennesee. They resettled in what is known today as Oklahoma.
This march moved people over 1,000 miles in eight states. Since it took place over the winter, the conditions were terrible. In addition, the majority of those who were required to relocate were not adequately supplied with the food or goods to make it through the snowy conditions.
Over 4,000 members of the Cherokee tribe died during this long winter and the name ‘Trail of Tears’ was born.
The Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail was authorized in 1987 as a way to help recognize what happened and commemorate the struggles of the Cherokee people during this time.